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Grant, Barbara M.

 Grant, Barbara

Barbara Mary (Steele) Grant, a longtime resident of Dedham, died Sunday, October 28, 2018 at the Ellis Nursing Home in Norwood.  She was 81.  Barbara was born August 8, 1937 in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Frederick and Mary (Thompson) Steele.  She worked as a cashier at the Stop and Shop on Truman Highway in Hyde Park for over 15 years.  Barbara was the wife of the late George Anthony Grant and the mother of the late Maryann Grant and the late Kelly Graulich, as well as the sister of the late Susan Harris.  She is survived by her three daughters, Paula Tolley of Norwood, Laura Martin of Stoughton, and her former husband Leo, of Walpole, and Barbara Ann McAuliffe, and her husband Jerry, of North Attleboro; her two sons, George Grant, and his wife Barbara, of Dedham, and Jason Grant, and his late wife Amy, of Dedham; her three brothers, Frederick Steele, and his wife Fran, of West Virginia, Daniel Steele, and his wife Doris, of Dedham, and David Steele, and his wife Angela, of Indiana; as well as 19 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.  Visiting hours will be held Friday from 4-8 pm at the Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High Street, Westwood.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Service Saturday at 10 am in the funeral home followed by interment in Fairview Cemetery, Hyde Park.  In lieu of flowers donations to Amy’s House, 1 Franklin Avenue, North Attleboro, MA 02760, or online at  would be appreciated

Guestbook Entries

  1. October 31st, 2018 | 9:21 am

    I love you to the moon & back Mom. Please watch over my boys and protect them from heaven <3

  2. October 31st, 2018 | 10:14 am

    What a beautiful picture of a beautiful woman. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May all the wonderful memories of your mom help at this most difficult time. ❤

  3. Bob Grsnt
    October 31st, 2018 | 10:23 am

    So sorry that you are gone auntie I miss you and love you R.I.P.

  4. Mary Soper
    October 31st, 2018 | 10:38 am

    IAM so sorry for your loss. I have always felt what a great loving family!!!

  5. Lisa stallings Butler
    October 31st, 2018 | 3:23 pm

    Barbara , I’m so sorry for your loss.

  6. Scott Dary
    October 31st, 2018 | 8:15 pm

    Very sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers to all.

  7. Lisa Haun
    October 31st, 2018 | 8:22 pm

    Barbara. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Thoughts and prayers to you all ❤️

  8. November 1st, 2018 | 2:04 pm

    My sweet mom, our family will be lost without you. My heart will always have a piece missing. I hope your dancing with dad in heaven. I know your happy to see Kelly, Meme and Stephen again, along with your friends Karen, Alice and Gag’s too. So many other loved ones are back with you now and your all celebrating being together again. You have final seen the face of God and are in his loving arms. Someday I know we will all be together again but until than watch over all of us down here. Love you forever Mommy

  9. November 1st, 2018 | 4:05 pm

    George and Barbara so sorry for your loss.

  10. Lauren Spinney
    November 1st, 2018 | 7:47 pm

    My deepest condolences to the entire Grant family. It’s never easy to lose a mom/nana and I will keep you all in my thoughts. I hope you take comfort in being together during this sad time. ❤️

  11. November 3rd, 2018 | 9:09 am

    I wish I met your beautiful mom. I’m thinking of you and your family! May she Rest In Peace!
    God bless you all

    Love Karen ❤️

  12. November 3rd, 2018 | 9:12 am

    Thinking of you today.
    God bless you and your family.
    Love Karen C

  13. Karen Beaudette
    November 4th, 2018 | 12:21 pm

    Paula! So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a lovely and classy woman. She was a wonderful Mom. You radiate her class and kindness she passed on to you. She’s left a lot of heavy hearts, that can be lifted a bit knowing she’s reunited with your Dad.
    Love. Karen and Joe ( the butcher).

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